Tuesday, February 11, 2014


Pennsylvania born artist Brad Kunkle work has wonderful dream like surrealism to his paintings.  Kunkle now lives and works in New York City.
In a wonderful article about Kunkle from Huffington 

Post Art and Culture by Dan Maidman  talks abut Kunkle as one of the best artist in leafing today.  He is an expert in his field and leafing has become a main part of his creative expression.  He has moved beyond the basic application of square silver or gold leaves to painting on top skillful wonderful paintings of women, landscapes, designs and leaves.  
If Kunkle's work reminds you a bit of Gustav Klimt there is good reason for he was drawn to Klimt's style of art.  Both have dream like qualities to there work.  Read more……

The work is rich and mysterious and the leaves shimmer against more placid backgrounds drawing you to the central image of his ghost like women.  I like the work, it intrigues me and makes me want to know more.  It draws me in, as if a story I want to know the ending of or a dream I wake up half way through.  I have worked only a very little with silver or gold leaf, it is not easy to apply and to work as Kunkle  has is quiet amazing. It must take a meticulous person to achieve this level of crafting.  

 Brad Kunkle's Leaf Paintings                  from google image for education and art advocacy only      

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